Electra Cruises, Inc.

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  • 3439 Via Oporto

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

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  • 800-952-9955

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We just wanted to thank you and all the staff at Electra for an amazing job you did with the wedding. Everything was smooth and well organized. We will definitely recommend Electra Cruises to our friends and surely consider you for future

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We just wanted to thank you and all the staff at Electra for an amazing job you did with the wedding. Everything was smooth and well organized. We will definitely recommend Electra Cruises to our friends and surely consider you for future

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Everyone was excellent to work with. We were thrilled with how everything worked out. Did an outstanding jog for us during the wedding too.

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Everyone was excellent to work with. We were thrilled with how everything worked out. Did an outstanding jog for us during the wedding too.

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Thank you so much for making our wedding so extremely special...the food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Our day was perfect!

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Thank you so much for making our wedding so extremely special...the food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Our day was perfect!

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I worked with Allison to plan our wedding, and it could not have been easier. She answered all of my questions promptly and organized a beautiful event. I was so pleased that our wedding was able to be so true to our style even while

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I worked with Allison to plan our wedding, and it could not have been easier. She answered all of my questions promptly and organized a beautiful event. I was so pleased that our wedding was able to be so true to our style even while

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My wedding was perfect!\r
Coordinator made me not worry about anything on my wedding day!\r
I would definitely recommand this company to my friends!

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My wedding was perfect!\r
Coordinator made me not worry about anything on my wedding day!\r
I would definitely recommand this company to my friends!

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Hi Loraine, we wanted to thank you so very much for all your efforts in making Shanda and Dan's wedding aboard the Athena such a beautiful and awesome evening. It was picture perfect and hats off to your entire staff! They made everyone

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Hi Loraine, we wanted to thank you so very much for all your efforts in making Shanda and Dan's wedding aboard the Athena such a beautiful and awesome evening. It was picture perfect and hats off to your entire staff! They made everyone

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We held our daughters wedding aboard the Newport Princess and it was a great experience! Everyone had a great time! The food was wonderful and the coordinator made sure everything went off without a hitch. Using the preferred vendors made

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We held our daughters wedding aboard the Newport Princess and it was a great experience! Everyone had a great time! The food was wonderful and the coordinator made sure everything went off without a hitch. Using the preferred vendors made

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I just got married aboard the Athena and it was absolutely PERFECT! Everything was seamless and several of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was delicious (chicken marsala and mushroom tortellini)

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I just got married aboard the Athena and it was absolutely PERFECT! Everything was seamless and several of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was delicious (chicken marsala and mushroom tortellini)

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Yacht is pretty, food was great, coordinator and DJ were nice! cinderella cake was also awesome. Overall experience with Electra Cruise was G-R-E-A-T!!

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Yacht is pretty, food was great, coordinator and DJ were nice! cinderella cake was also awesome. Overall experience with Electra Cruise was G-R-E-A-T!!

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I recommend going with Electra Cruises for almost any business or social function. I attended a cocktail party that my company threw aboard the Athena and truly enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. I wasn't involved in any of the

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I recommend going with Electra Cruises for almost any business or social function. I attended a cocktail party that my company threw aboard the Athena and truly enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. I wasn't involved in any of the

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I want to thank each Electra Cruises staff member that took part in making our wedding the most perfect day possible. From the caterers and florist, DJ and officiant, coordinator and captain, everything was fabulous. We, our families, and

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I want to thank each Electra Cruises staff member that took part in making our wedding the most perfect day possible. From the caterers and florist, DJ and officiant, coordinator and captain, everything was fabulous. We, our families, and

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Our wedding aboard the Newport Princess was fantastic and everyone was so pleased with the food, the DJ, the photographer, and the serving people. We are so glad we chose to have our wedding on the boat because every single thing was

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Our wedding aboard the Newport Princess was fantastic and everyone was so pleased with the food, the DJ, the photographer, and the serving people. We are so glad we chose to have our wedding on the boat because every single thing was

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I want to thank every one from Electra Cruises for helping to make our day a beautiful and fantastic one. We had so much fun and wouldn't have changed a thing. Everyone was was wonderful and helpful and our coordinator was the icing on

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I want to thank every one from Electra Cruises for helping to make our day a beautiful and fantastic one. We had so much fun and wouldn't have changed a thing. Everyone was was wonderful and helpful and our coordinator was the icing on

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Thank you , thank you, thank you !! we are so happy we chose the Electra to get married on because you guys are a #1 class act!! We are already planning an anniversary aboard her, too. Thank you for all the time, attention to detail, and patience. Our wedding day was flawless and so beautiful thanks to all of you! Sharon should get a raise cuz she is a dynamo!! We loved her! We really will never be able to thank you enough so we will just have to refer people to you any chance we get.

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Thank you , thank you, thank you !! we are so happy we chose the Electra to get married on because you guys are a #1 class act!! We are already planning an anniversary aboard her, too. Thank you for all the time, attention to detail, and patience. Our wedding day was flawless and so beautiful thanks to all of you! Sharon should get a raise cuz she is a dynamo!! We loved her! We really will never be able to thank you enough so we will just have to refer people to you any chance we get.

Pros: Attention to Detail, Patient

Cons: None

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I want to thank all of the people at Electra Cruises who made our wedding a great success. Unfortunately our wedding started out to be a nightmare and they made it into a fairytale. Every time Mark and I see the Icon Yacht in the harbor it reminds us of the great time we had. Their staff was helpful and courteous and everything went according to plan. I was sooo stressed out the few days before the wedding but by the time my wedding day came and I boarded the boat I knew I had nothing to worry about. I was a guest at my own wedding. It was a real pleasure doing business with them and their company I will recommend Electra cruises to the company I work for Verizon Wireless for some of there upcoming events. They are always looking for a class act to hold company parties and events. Linda everything was wonderful and the wedding pictures were GREAT!

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I want to thank all of the people at Electra Cruises who made our wedding a great success. Unfortunately our wedding started out to be a nightmare and they made it into a fairytale. Every time Mark and I see the Icon Yacht in the harbor it reminds us of the great time we had. Their staff was helpful and courteous and everything went according to plan. I was sooo stressed out the few days before the wedding but by the time my wedding day came and I boarded the boat I knew I had nothing to worry about. I was a guest at my own wedding. It was a real pleasure doing business with them and their company I will recommend Electra cruises to the company I work for Verizon Wireless for some of there upcoming events. They are always looking for a class act to hold company parties and events. Linda everything was wonderful and the wedding pictures were GREAT!

Pros: Courteous Staff, Professional

Cons: None

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My husband and I would like to thank the staff of the ''Electra'' for all your help to make our daughter's wedding a truly wonderful occasion. As you can imagine, planning such a special day from 3000 miles away comes with its own set of problems on top of the normal headaches and joys. Because of your experience and first-hand knowledge of the venders, you made the process much easier and far less stressful than it could have been.
Though I have forgotten the names of the deejay and the photographer, I haven't forgotten what a wonderful job they did under some ''trying'' circumstances. The deejay was basically on her own to choose the music, and she made excellent choices. After processing the film, we were delighted with the poses as well as the candids taken by the photographer. Her full length picture of Joanna with the harbor scenery in the background is breath-taking and has been enlarged to be framed for our dining room wall. Plus she had such a delightful personality and was so much fun that quite a few guests took pictures of her! The cake from Cinderella Bakery looked exactly like the bride and groom wanted and tasted good too. Our florist, Elegant by Design, did a beautiful job. The designers were so easy to work with and were the reason I heard so many compliments on the decorations. Simple, but elegant.
I would like to express even deeper appreciation to the staff on board the ''Electra" The servers and bartenders were efficient and polite. The food was delicious, just as you promised. But Maria was the star of the evening (next to the bride, that is). She handled a very nervous bride, a dirty wedding gown, and a host of other problems with what appeared to be calmness and ease. She saw that everyone was at the right place at the right time, that our guests were kept comfortable, and that in all the excitement, we parents were fed dinner. Sometimes we were in a daze and she just had to take us by the hand. Maria made it possible for us to have a good time, something that I understand is not always possible at the wedding of your children.
Being able to enjoy our daughter's wedding sums up what I really want to thank you for. Everyone working together really helped to make the event one that the bride and groom will remember with joy for the rest of their lives. Seeing Joanna and Frank so happy and seeing their friends and family celebrating with them is what it was all about. And on top of it all, the sun came out just in time to shine down on everyone.Perhaps I should give credit to that sweet Rev. Pieper for that.

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My husband and I would like to thank the staff of the ''Electra'' for all your help to make our daughter's wedding a truly wonderful occasion. As you can imagine, planning such a special day from 3000 miles away comes with its own set of problems on top of the normal headaches and joys. Because of your experience and first-hand knowledge of the venders, you made the process much easier and far less stressful than it could have been.
Though I have forgotten the names of the deejay and the photographer, I haven't forgotten what a wonderful job they did under some ''trying'' circumstances. The deejay was basically on her own to choose the music, and she made excellent choices. After processing the film, we were delighted with the poses as well as the candids taken by the photographer. Her full length picture of Joanna with the harbor scenery in the background is breath-taking and has been enlarged to be framed for our dining room wall. Plus she had such a delightful personality and was so much fun that quite a few guests took pictures of her! The cake from Cinderella Bakery looked exactly like the bride and groom wanted and tasted good too. Our florist, Elegant by Design, did a beautiful job. The designers were so easy to work with and were the reason I heard so many compliments on the decorations. Simple, but elegant.
I would like to express even deeper appreciation to the staff on board the ''Electra" The servers and bartenders were efficient and polite. The food was delicious, just as you promised. But Maria was the star of the evening (next to the bride, that is). She handled a very nervous bride, a dirty wedding gown, and a host of other problems with what appeared to be calmness and ease. She saw that everyone was at the right place at the right time, that our guests were kept comfortable, and that in all the excitement, we parents were fed dinner. Sometimes we were in a daze and she just had to take us by the hand. Maria made it possible for us to have a good time, something that I understand is not always possible at the wedding of your children.
Being able to enjoy our daughter's wedding sums up what I really want to thank you for. Everyone working together really helped to make the event one that the bride and groom will remember with joy for the rest of their lives. Seeing Joanna and Frank so happy and seeing their friends and family celebrating with them is what it was all about. And on top of it all, the sun came out just in time to shine down on everyone.Perhaps I should give credit to that sweet Rev. Pieper for that.

Pros: Great Food, Great Deejay, Great Photographer, Superb Crew

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their service wasn't good

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their service wasn't good

Pros: nice surroundings

Cons: service

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We just wanted to thank you for giving us our perfect day. We very much enjoyed everything and even Jason had a lot of fun once his nerves subsided. Everyone there has called us to tell us what a great time they had. Thank you for making what could have been a stressful time so easy and enjoyable. Your services are greatly appreciated.

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We just wanted to thank you for giving us our perfect day. We very much enjoyed everything and even Jason had a lot of fun once his nerves subsided. Everyone there has called us to tell us what a great time they had. Thank you for making what could have been a stressful time so easy and enjoyable. Your services are greatly appreciated.

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On behalf of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), I would like to take this opportunity to thank Electra Cruises and, to express my personal gratitude for a successful dinner cruise during our 28th Annual Conference in Newport Beach, California.
I would also like to mention the excellent job that Maureen Kearns Castanha did in helping to develop the event and making sure it was a success. Maureen and her staff were incredibly attentive to our needs and provided us assistance during the cruise.
Again, many thanks to you and Maureen for giving our members a California experience they will never forget.

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On behalf of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), I would like to take this opportunity to thank Electra Cruises and, to express my personal gratitude for a successful dinner cruise during our 28th Annual Conference in Newport Beach, California.
I would also like to mention the excellent job that Maureen Kearns Castanha did in helping to develop the event and making sure it was a success. Maureen and her staff were incredibly attentive to our needs and provided us assistance during the cruise.
Again, many thanks to you and Maureen for giving our members a California experience they will never forget.

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It has not yet been 2 days, and I am still tired from the whirlwind of our wedding weekend. So forgive me if this letter is a bit crude and unrefined. I will write from the heart and I want to do this before it gets overdue because we leave for our honeymoon in 2 weeks. I am extremely pleased with the professionalism, execution, care and thoroughness of your staff at Electra Cruises.
Michael and I booked our wedding date 1 years ago, and you had a list of vendors to choose from. Little did I Know what I was expecting. We chose Vincent as our photographer. He let us in his home studio and the care and heart he had for this job was self evident. He booked him right away. We then saw the cakes at Cinderella Cakes. Again, we were extremely satisfied with the selection and samples they showed us. We were in and out of
there in half an hour. Your florist I really didn't see until near our wedding date, but again it was an easy meeting. They showed me pictures and figured out exactly what I had in mind. Now about your DJ??s, all I can say it that they ALL must be extremely good, as they were all booked up except for one, Mark Hicks. It was most likely because fie was out of the country. But I am sure glad we finally got in touch with him! He really made the night
special for us. And I have to thank Heather most of all for keeping everyone on top of everything. My whole bridal party (all 14 of them!) knew who she was right away, as she helped get us organized and helped Michael and I through the whole Might, so we knew what to do next. Oh yeah, I surely can't pass up the food ... I really enjoyed all of it! Your staff even saved appetizers for us. We had the crustacean corner appetizers, mahi-mahi, fried rice, vegetables and pork! It was just the way I asked for it, with the crunchy skin!
You can tell how close the staff and your vendors were. The comic they provided throughout the night really showed that everyone was just like family. It was nice to see how everyone enjoyed working together.
Our guests kept telling us how much of a good time they had and how unique the whole event was! Partnered with my graphic abilities, our wedding was more than what I had expected. I am enclosing a full set of graphic stuff I made for our wedding. Here you will find our invitation bottle, program and souvenir CDs of our favorite songs that we passed out to our guests. And hot off our presses, is a CD of pictures of the wedding. It has a lot
of pictures on it, and has not yet been cleaned up for the ''just select'' shots, so you'll just have to have them all! I hope you enjoy these pieces as it shows how great everything fell together. That night I was very very happy, and I could see it in Michael's eyes too.
Please thank everyone who made our night special for us. It was wonderful!

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It has not yet been 2 days, and I am still tired from the whirlwind of our wedding weekend. So forgive me if this letter is a bit crude and unrefined. I will write from the heart and I want to do this before it gets overdue because we leave for our honeymoon in 2 weeks. I am extremely pleased with the professionalism, execution, care and thoroughness of your staff at Electra Cruises.
Michael and I booked our wedding date 1 years ago, and you had a list of vendors to choose from. Little did I Know what I was expecting. We chose Vincent as our photographer. He let us in his home studio and the care and heart he had for this job was self evident. He booked him right away. We then saw the cakes at Cinderella Cakes. Again, we were extremely satisfied with the selection and samples they showed us. We were in and out of
there in half an hour. Your florist I really didn't see until near our wedding date, but again it was an easy meeting. They showed me pictures and figured out exactly what I had in mind. Now about your DJ??s, all I can say it that they ALL must be extremely good, as they were all booked up except for one, Mark Hicks. It was most likely because fie was out of the country. But I am sure glad we finally got in touch with him! He really made the night
special for us. And I have to thank Heather most of all for keeping everyone on top of everything. My whole bridal party (all 14 of them!) knew who she was right away, as she helped get us organized and helped Michael and I through the whole Might, so we knew what to do next. Oh yeah, I surely can't pass up the food ... I really enjoyed all of it! Your staff even saved appetizers for us. We had the crustacean corner appetizers, mahi-mahi, fried rice, vegetables and pork! It was just the way I asked for it, with the crunchy skin!
You can tell how close the staff and your vendors were. The comic they provided throughout the night really showed that everyone was just like family. It was nice to see how everyone enjoyed working together.
Our guests kept telling us how much of a good time they had and how unique the whole event was! Partnered with my graphic abilities, our wedding was more than what I had expected. I am enclosing a full set of graphic stuff I made for our wedding. Here you will find our invitation bottle, program and souvenir CDs of our favorite songs that we passed out to our guests. And hot off our presses, is a CD of pictures of the wedding. It has a lot
of pictures on it, and has not yet been cleaned up for the ''just select'' shots, so you'll just have to have them all! I hope you enjoy these pieces as it shows how great everything fell together. That night I was very very happy, and I could see it in Michael's eyes too.
Please thank everyone who made our night special for us. It was wonderful!

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Our Harbor Dinner Cruise event aboard MS Athena on September 19 went off perfectly.
The cruise gave everyone a welcome break from the rigors of the Conference and the buzz ever since has been that this was by far the best event of the entire week! In fact, we are still receiving ''thanks-you's'' from around the world.
The success of this event was crucial for us, as it was the only opportunity we will have for many years to assemble a group of our international airline entertainment clients, along with our customer base from the major Hollywood studios. The food was superb and your staff were obviously very experienced at making this kind of corporate event a success.Their smart uniforms and the silver tray service really emphasized the ambience of top quality that we wanted our customers to experience.
Last but not least I know it could not have happened without you. You guided me through the menu selections and covered all the details in your proposal, leaving me with nothing else to do except send out invitations!
I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to work together on another event. In the meantime, I would be more than happy to recommend Electra Cruises.

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Our Harbor Dinner Cruise event aboard MS Athena on September 19 went off perfectly.
The cruise gave everyone a welcome break from the rigors of the Conference and the buzz ever since has been that this was by far the best event of the entire week! In fact, we are still receiving ''thanks-you's'' from around the world.
The success of this event was crucial for us, as it was the only opportunity we will have for many years to assemble a group of our international airline entertainment clients, along with our customer base from the major Hollywood studios. The food was superb and your staff were obviously very experienced at making this kind of corporate event a success.Their smart uniforms and the silver tray service really emphasized the ambience of top quality that we wanted our customers to experience.
Last but not least I know it could not have happened without you. You guided me through the menu selections and covered all the details in your proposal, leaving me with nothing else to do except send out invitations!
I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to work together on another event. In the meantime, I would be more than happy to recommend Electra Cruises.

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If I could write this letter in fourteen carat gold, I would. You and your staff were Outstanding in putting forth what has been termed ??a class act? by our customers. GenRad has traditionally invited its customers to a reception, held in a hotel. This year I was given the opportunity to step out of the ''same ole'' and offer something new.

After spending two days viewing what was available to us from Anaheim to the coast, the vision became clear when I saw the Electra- Your yacht is not only unique, well-maintained and offers a grand alter-native to the customary reception, but it also portrayed GenRad of today. For an eighty year old company, we have the class of the Electra. We shine as does the brass of your lady, against the old, the teak of
which the yacht is constructed.

The magicians you recommended were enjoyed by all and Otis Brown was fabulous.

Your food offerings were delicious; the service was excellent and everyone left with a big smile. GenRad's CEO dropped by my office last week to congratulate us on a job well done. It was truly, a success. Please thank you entire staff who worked so diligently, to make this a memorable evening.

I recommend your ser ices without reservation to anyone who wants to create that special ambiance. Please include us in your listing of satisfied clients to anyone looking for a recommendation.

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If I could write this letter in fourteen carat gold, I would. You and your staff were Outstanding in putting forth what has been termed ??a class act? by our customers. GenRad has traditionally invited its customers to a reception, held in a hotel. This year I was given the opportunity to step out of the ''same ole'' and offer something new.

After spending two days viewing what was available to us from Anaheim to the coast, the vision became clear when I saw the Electra- Your yacht is not only unique, well-maintained and offers a grand alter-native to the customary reception, but it also portrayed GenRad of today. For an eighty year old company, we have the class of the Electra. We shine as does the brass of your lady, against the old, the teak of
which the yacht is constructed.

The magicians you recommended were enjoyed by all and Otis Brown was fabulous.

Your food offerings were delicious; the service was excellent and everyone left with a big smile. GenRad's CEO dropped by my office last week to congratulate us on a job well done. It was truly, a success. Please thank you entire staff who worked so diligently, to make this a memorable evening.

I recommend your ser ices without reservation to anyone who wants to create that special ambiance. Please include us in your listing of satisfied clients to anyone looking for a recommendation.

Pros: Beautiful and Luxurioius

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Everything went great, and the food was marvelous. Our guests had a wonderful time.
I'd like to thank you for all your help along the way. And especially for letting us drop off our wedding favors/items the night before. That was a real life saver due to the fact that everyone was essentially coming in from out of town and at different times. I can't imagine how Michael and I would have gotten those things over there easily on the morning of the wedding! You were a joy to work with and have a way of keeping things calm - which is exactly what a bride needs!
If you talk to Nikki, give her my thanks again. She did an absolutely fabulous job and was a joy to be around! I would highly recommend her to others.
There is one thing that I'd like to bring to your attention. There was another wedding there at noon for ''Liz and James.'' My niece (who was in charge of the guest book) told me that guests were coming up to our wedding and were confused. There are some signatures in our guest book of people we don't know (Yvonne Roberts, Ricky Roberts, Robin Orbanova-or something). We did not receive any gifts or money that do not belong to us though, so I don't think they have to worry. However, there are 3 or 4 people that attended our wedding that we have not received gifts from yet (God, that sounds so monetary and horrible!) I am only bringing this 4p because of the confusion - I hope there was not a mix-up. (People can't handle 2 Liz's in the same place!) Not sure what to do - should we just wait?
Anyhow, thanks again for making our wedding so much fun!
Sincerely,
Liz and Michael
P.S. A girl I kept running into (Natalie) at the bridal shop, tasting, etc. - she has the same dress and is getting married on the Destiny this Sunday (the 8th). I hope they have a great wedding!

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Everything went great, and the food was marvelous. Our guests had a wonderful time.
I'd like to thank you for all your help along the way. And especially for letting us drop off our wedding favors/items the night before. That was a real life saver due to the fact that everyone was essentially coming in from out of town and at different times. I can't imagine how Michael and I would have gotten those things over there easily on the morning of the wedding! You were a joy to work with and have a way of keeping things calm - which is exactly what a bride needs!
If you talk to Nikki, give her my thanks again. She did an absolutely fabulous job and was a joy to be around! I would highly recommend her to others.
There is one thing that I'd like to bring to your attention. There was another wedding there at noon for ''Liz and James.'' My niece (who was in charge of the guest book) told me that guests were coming up to our wedding and were confused. There are some signatures in our guest book of people we don't know (Yvonne Roberts, Ricky Roberts, Robin Orbanova-or something). We did not receive any gifts or money that do not belong to us though, so I don't think they have to worry. However, there are 3 or 4 people that attended our wedding that we have not received gifts from yet (God, that sounds so monetary and horrible!) I am only bringing this 4p because of the confusion - I hope there was not a mix-up. (People can't handle 2 Liz's in the same place!) Not sure what to do - should we just wait?
Anyhow, thanks again for making our wedding so much fun!
Sincerely,
Liz and Michael
P.S. A girl I kept running into (Natalie) at the bridal shop, tasting, etc. - she has the same dress and is getting married on the Destiny this Sunday (the 8th). I hope they have a great wedding!

Pros: Professional and Easy to coordinate

Cons: None

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We are completely satisfied with our experience with Electra. We hear comments from our friends constantly on how much fun they had. We owe it all to Electra.

~Pam & David

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We are completely satisfied with our experience with Electra. We hear comments from our friends constantly on how much fun they had. We owe it all to Electra.

~Pam & David

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I wanted to make everyone aware of a horrible experience we had for our wedding using Electra Cruises. 1 - Wedding Delay. Even though they knew the head count for our wedding, they failed to put enough chairs for the guests. Subsequently, the wedding was delayed by 45 minutes. This delay caused our dancing time during the reception to last about 20 minutes. We barely got in our first dance, father/daughter dance, etc. Of course they did not make up the 45 minutes of lost time to make up for their error. In addition, because of the delay, we ended up taking our wedding photos in the dark.
2 - Missing Items. After the wedding, we were upset to discover that our unity candle, wedding programs, gift cards containing cash, and a new Iphone were all missing. The Iphone in particular was stolen by someone who went into the bridal room, most likely by a staffer. Even worse, when we spent 20-30 minutes after the wedding looking for the items, Electra Cruises charged us $600 of overtime for being on the boat after the allotted 10pm time! They took several hundred dollars out of our deposit for "violating our contract" because we were looking for the missing items!

3 - Bar Tab. Per our contract with Electra Cruises, we were supposed to have a "full bar" meaning every alcoholic drink was covered. We paid over $3,000 for this service because we wanted our guests to enjoy the evening without having to pay for anything. Imagine our surprise when the groom went to order a Coors Light and Sam Adams and was forced to pay for it! The bartender on duty said those drinks "were not covered by the contract". As we learned after the wedding, most of our guests were forced to pay for their alcohol during the course of the evening.

I am more than happy to discuss this with anyone thinking about doing a wedding on a yacht. Proceed with caution!

Sincerely,
Steve & Danielle Brodock

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I wanted to make everyone aware of a horrible experience we had for our wedding using Electra Cruises. 1 - Wedding Delay. Even though they knew the head count for our wedding, they failed to put enough chairs for the guests. Subsequently, the wedding was delayed by 45 minutes. This delay caused our dancing time during the reception to last about 20 minutes. We barely got in our first dance, father/daughter dance, etc. Of course they did not make up the 45 minutes of lost time to make up for their error. In addition, because of the delay, we ended up taking our wedding photos in the dark.
2 - Missing Items. After the wedding, we were upset to discover that our unity candle, wedding programs, gift cards containing cash, and a new Iphone were all missing. The Iphone in particular was stolen by someone who went into the bridal room, most likely by a staffer. Even worse, when we spent 20-30 minutes after the wedding looking for the items, Electra Cruises charged us $600 of overtime for being on the boat after the allotted 10pm time! They took several hundred dollars out of our deposit for "violating our contract" because we were looking for the missing items!

3 - Bar Tab. Per our contract with Electra Cruises, we were supposed to have a "full bar" meaning every alcoholic drink was covered. We paid over $3,000 for this service because we wanted our guests to enjoy the evening without having to pay for anything. Imagine our surprise when the groom went to order a Coors Light and Sam Adams and was forced to pay for it! The bartender on duty said those drinks "were not covered by the contract". As we learned after the wedding, most of our guests were forced to pay for their alcohol during the course of the evening.

I am more than happy to discuss this with anyone thinking about doing a wedding on a yacht. Proceed with caution!

Sincerely,
Steve & Danielle Brodock

Pros: Yacht cruises can be terrific if done with a professional company

Cons: See our note. Too many to list here!

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My bride and I signed a contract with Electra in April 2008. By May, they sent us a letter saying their prices had changed and we'd be billed accordingly. We didn't want to get married bitter, so we found another place and lost our $2,000 deposit.

A Word of Caution,
Robert

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★☆☆☆☆

My bride and I signed a contract with Electra in April 2008. By May, they sent us a letter saying their prices had changed and we'd be billed accordingly. We didn't want to get married bitter, so we found another place and lost our $2,000 deposit.

A Word of Caution,
Robert

Pros: smile

Cons: unethical

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We both agree that your ceremony presentation is wonderful and we couldn't have dreamed or imagined anything better. We wanted to let you know that from the first time we spoke with you we both knew that you were the person we wanted officiating our wedding, it was just meant to be. Please feel free to provide our names and email if you ever need to provide any referrals, it would be our pleasure to provide a glowing reference for you.

Take care,

Matther & Donyelle Rose

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★★★★★

We both agree that your ceremony presentation is wonderful and we couldn't have dreamed or imagined anything better. We wanted to let you know that from the first time we spoke with you we both knew that you were the person we wanted officiating our wedding, it was just meant to be. Please feel free to provide our names and email if you ever need to provide any referrals, it would be our pleasure to provide a glowing reference for you.

Take care,

Matther & Donyelle Rose

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Electra is probably one of the best deals you can get in California for a yacht wedding. Their selection of ships wonderful, the prices reasonable, and the onboard staff friendly. We loved our marrying captain, Torre Niles, and our coordinator, Tamara, was very friendly and helpful. This is a good option if you are prepared for the following shortcomings: (1) You won?t be able to meet your onboard coordinator until the day of, so whatever special request you tell your pre-boarding event planner will most likely NOT be passed onto the day-of coordinator. Your best bet will be to either hire another coordinator that will work with Electra?s (the best option) or type everything up and get there early to tell the coordinator what you want (which didn?t work for us because we wanted things done that will need time to set up.) (2) We had a very difficult time getting a hold of the event planner prior to a month before the actual wedding. This may be a temporary issue since one of the planners had to leave at the time. (3) You cannot try all the menu items because the taste testing is limited to the dishes served at the taste-testing event, which is also the same day as the vendor open house. For anyone wondering about the Coconut-Macadamia Halibut, it?s not very good. It?s like a boxed fish patty that?s been breaded. The sea bass is much better. (4) The top deck can get pretty warm regardless of the weather outside. (It was cold on the day of our wedding.) Ask to open the sliding glass panels. (5) If you?re having a nighttime event, decorate as much as you can because the top deck, which is where all the main events occur, is very plain. Also because it?s dark outside, backgrounds in pictures will turn up black unless you are passing by the Ferris wheel or other lighted areas.
Like I said, this is an excellent option for an affordable, cruise wedding. However, if you are looking for a fancy, upscale event, this is probably not your venue.

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★★★★☆

Electra is probably one of the best deals you can get in California for a yacht wedding. Their selection of ships wonderful, the prices reasonable, and the onboard staff friendly. We loved our marrying captain, Torre Niles, and our coordinator, Tamara, was very friendly and helpful. This is a good option if you are prepared for the following shortcomings: (1) You won?t be able to meet your onboard coordinator until the day of, so whatever special request you tell your pre-boarding event planner will most likely NOT be passed onto the day-of coordinator. Your best bet will be to either hire another coordinator that will work with Electra?s (the best option) or type everything up and get there early to tell the coordinator what you want (which didn?t work for us because we wanted things done that will need time to set up.) (2) We had a very difficult time getting a hold of the event planner prior to a month before the actual wedding. This may be a temporary issue since one of the planners had to leave at the time. (3) You cannot try all the menu items because the taste testing is limited to the dishes served at the taste-testing event, which is also the same day as the vendor open house. For anyone wondering about the Coconut-Macadamia Halibut, it?s not very good. It?s like a boxed fish patty that?s been breaded. The sea bass is much better. (4) The top deck can get pretty warm regardless of the weather outside. (It was cold on the day of our wedding.) Ask to open the sliding glass panels. (5) If you?re having a nighttime event, decorate as much as you can because the top deck, which is where all the main events occur, is very plain. Also because it?s dark outside, backgrounds in pictures will turn up black unless you are passing by the Ferris wheel or other lighted areas.
Like I said, this is an excellent option for an affordable, cruise wedding. However, if you are looking for a fancy, upscale event, this is probably not your venue.

Pros: Reasonable prices, great location!

Cons: May not get exactly what you want, or even close, but good enough...

 

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